Jan Cox Talk 1253

Seriousness Equals No Plans for the Future

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#1253 – 03/07:
Notes by TK

The ordinary working of the mind has little to do with the future. Adult maturity = abandonment of dreams of the future. Seriousness = no plans for the future, just rearguard plans to return to the past: remediation. THE real purpose of the intellect is to plan.


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A group of synapses in this one mental land had a certain
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reincarnation, so that during interment ceremonies, they would
gather around the grave site and chant:
“Feed the dead just before they die,
And they may not come back as you or I.”

…..P.S.: Don’t waste your time putting groceries in a wet
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One neural knight told his family: “I’m going away.” —
Then went far-r-r away.

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One man started his own personal form of Continuing Lent,
and the first thing he permanently gave up was “mind reading.”
…(He said it wasn’t all that hard to do since he’d lost
interest in it anyway.)

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…..There is a place in the universe where every book title
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A park bench said to a passing cloud: “Listening to people
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The speaker’s topic was: “Religion & Linguistics” which he
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The Aggrieved Man’s Journey: A Poem
Two roads diverged in a wood,
And I —
I took the one that splashed mud on my pants.

…..As per Law Number C-5027-J, in this one kingdom it is now
permissible to quote others, or refer to their work and research
only for the purpose of sticking your finger in the eye of the
past.

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A more conscious mind can swallow anything — …and note,
this has nothing to do with gullibility.

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The coat-of-arms of one knightly family bore the
inscription: “I resist not myself — so’s to more fully live.”

Historical Foot Note: Certain dense clans have subsequently
attempted to use this banner as justification for their own un-
heroic, self-indulgence.

Technological Addendum: The striking thing about the stupid
is that they can make anything work.
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Expansion Of A Recent Definition
If writing is the comparing of one word to another, and
thinking, the connecting of one idea to another, then is not
civilization itself the attempt to compare everything perceivable
and decide whether they should be connected or not!?

…..A viewer writes to say that he believes he’s recently heard
life itself telling him to “shut up!”, and he wants to know if
we’ve had anything to do with it!?

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whole lot of mental human in ya.”

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A certain man with deep personal interests in certain aspects
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be allowed to roll about in the luxury of my own sweet mind!?”
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When Rex the Wonder Horse found himself in another kingdom
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One guy told his everyday mind: “Hey, don’t worry about it
— if you ever do start understanding what I’m talking about —
I’ll just abandon it and move on to something else.”

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A Monograph Regarding The Nature Of Reality And Human Attempts
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One man says: “Screw mathematical models — I want to
actually see the things themselves.”

…..”And” (one of you might ask) “should that include such as
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Disturbances’ or what?”

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More History
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so’s later people’d say: “What they hell is this!?”

…..While the above would most likely be taken as archaeological
history, it can also be viewed as man’s intellectual one as well.

…..Academic Addendum: The longest man who ever lived still
didn’t live long enough.

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Humble: Being crafty.

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The way things evolved on this one world was that the
ability to think, that was given to some creatures, was done so
strictly for the purpose of planning. ** Permit me to be sure I
am making this sufficiently plain: These beings were to use the
intellect only in matters pertaining to the future, and never in
regard to the past.

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A city lad asked his dad: “Are the uncivilized happier than
we are?” And his old man, by way of suitable reply, simply
pointed out the obvious, as it applied to the question of
“timing” and of them being able to discuss such matters.
…(You know — in other words: It was too…)

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…..Definition “I”: The world’s longest preface. …(Hah! — “longest”!?
— try “unremitting”!)

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Yet Another Way To Look-At & Compare The Two
Thinking: Comparing one thought with another.
Consciousness: Comparing thinking with what is additionally
possible.

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And The Great Civilian “Trade-Ins” Continue
In the village square, a public announcement was nailed to
the head of a young guard, that said: “Kids! — Turn in your war
toys for a mind.” ** While such activities bode well for the
collective future of the people, their king — totally
unbeknownst to them — continues to carry a G.I. Joe around in
his shorts.

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The way things evolved on this one world was that the
ability to think, that was given to some creatures, was done so
strictly for the purpose of planning. Permit me to tell you that
these beings were known always, and continually by the name of:
The Younger Generation.

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The ordinary must remain,
Forever uncreative, and
Docile as a lamb.

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constantly having to sweat new material — (!?!)”

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The way things evolved on this one world was that the
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strictly for the purpose of planning the future, and as some of
you already know, these particular beings were known as: The
Younger Generation, but something you may not yet know is that
during the animate life of our galaxy, more than one expedition
has set off from other planets in an attempt to eventually land
on the area known as: The Younger Generation.

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leap from the tree house in his basement, and shout —
“Hey, Hey,
Another day,
Another chance to explain it away!”

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acknowledges potential outcomes, has nothing to fear since he is
nothing but a stay-at-home crusader.

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you through the bad. For what more, Theodore, can we ask!?

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ain’t worth the brains they’re thought with.”

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If hormones and neurons could speak in a similar style, one
of their conversations might go something like this: Neurons
say: “The absolutely, most important thing for a man to do is to
live a serious life.” And hormones would reply: “Get serious!”

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One guy’s suspicion is that one way you might be able to
spot a more conscious man would be that he talks about stuff
rather than people.

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Would shipping lines ever direct their captains to tell
passengers that swimming might actually get them there faster!?!
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A Curious Corner Of Life
Those who “expose” mystical bunk fear that what they expose
may actually be true.

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One guy told that splinter-faction known as his son, this:
“If seeing the seriously dumb — or even the dumb acting
seriously — doesn’t sometimes make you smile, I’m afraid you
still don’t have the full hang of it.”

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The difference between thinking about something, and
understanding something, is the difference between everything in
existence. That’s what makes this such a challenge and so much
fun.

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An Item Regarding Certain Matters Of “Romance”
One guy’s approach to dealing with the many, varied, and
ofttimes, conflicting facets of man’s mental world was to simply
call everybody “Darlin’.” …(Yes, I said “romance” and I’ll
stick to it.)

***

Being post-modernly-conscious is in not replying to your own
thoughts.

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Why This-Sort-Of-Stuff Is Never As Popular As Say…
Hot Oil Wrestling With Alligators:
By the time you’ve managed to let all of the air out of an
imaginary balloon, who’s got the interest left to then hear the
damn thing criticized!?

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Thanks in part to our Home Study Course, one viewer says
he’s come up with this new approach: He says that whenever the
past calls him up — he simply pisses in the phone.

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Another Notice Of This Stuff’s Slipperiness
In the struggle between long ideas and short ones, the short
ones continue to regularly prevail only to become long ones
themselves.
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And Now — An “Add-On” To A Certain Previously Noted
Unpleasantry
Not only is any one who can make you mad, smarter than you
are — but, anything as well! That’s right, Power Rangers! —
How does that make you feel!? — Outfoxed now by inanimate
objects! Jeeze!

…..And a viewer writes: “Are you aware that sometimes you
have almost as many headings and titles for the items you read as
you do items themselves!? Jeeze!” …Oh, I’m sorry, that second
part should have been listed as: “Smart-Ass, Pushy Viewer Writes
Irrelevant Letter.”

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In his desire to increase-the-stakes, and to raise the
level of the warring field, one knight suddenly, and unexpectedly
challenged the armies of both hormones and neurons, privately
proclaiming his intention to: “Beat his swords into metal
condoms.”

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And, one man mode a solemn agreement with his son: “If I
ever ask you how you feel about a particular thing, and you tell
me, I’ll kill you.”

…..And, one kid so advised his own kid brother: “Well — I
guess if you just gotta think, at least only think about the
future.”

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When genes,
The stars,
The past-of-man,
Begin to speak,
None but the truly heroic can
Turn their ear away.

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“Okay,” said the quizmaster, “the answer is: Few and far
between — now, what is the question?” And contestant number one
said he didn’t even wanna think about it!

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The real future exists only for those really conscious.

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